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California Takes on Harsh Discipline and Academic Inequities for Black, Latino Students

California Takes on Harsh Discipline and Academic Inequities for Black, Latino Students

By Susan Ferriss Juvenile Justice Information Exchange As the national debate over childhood inequities sharpens, recent developments in California highlight struggles over practices critics say deprive some kids of quality class time and fuel a “school-to-prison pipeline.” New state legislation on discipline and truancy — along with lawsuits — are at the heart of these

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Guest Voz: Race and Beyond: Why Young, Minority, and Low-Income Citizens Don’t Vote

By Sam Fulwood III LatinaLista On Tuesday, voters across the United States cast their ballots in the 2014 midterm elections. As with any election, there are winners and losers. But, dear reader, this column offers neither post-election analysis nor after-the-fact second-guessing – well, at least, not in the well-worn, traditional sense. Instead, I want to

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Some Arizona schools take a pass on program to give free meals to students

By Miranda Rivers Cronkite News WASHINGTON – With a deadline looming for a federal program to give free meals to all students in certain low-income schools, some Arizona districts are finding there really is no such thing as a free lunch. State officials by (last) Friday had approved just 29 of the 247 school districts

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San Antonio’s farmer’s market offers more low-income access

By Lea Thompson La Prensa de San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — Despite the rising temperatures, this summer is the perfect time to explore the growing Farmer’s Market landscape in San Antonio. Every Tuesday, the San Antonio Food Bank brings nutritional education and new food options to locals at the downtown Farmer’s Market on Main Plaza.

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Video: American Express creates “docu-ad” highlighting the unbanked

LatinaLista — It’s called a “docu-ad,” an ad that’s passed off to look like a documentary. In most cases, the underlying motivation for the piece — increased sales of an advertised product — is blatantly apparent. As such, whatever good intentions may have been behind its making are lost with the obvious product placement. Yet,

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Crowdfunding Campaign: Skate After School – after-school programming to underserved schools

LatinaLista — Crowdfunding Campaign: Skate After School – after-school programming to underserved schools Skate After School works with three schools and have been providing this service on all volunteer hours and donated product for over 2 years! Through the help of several local skateshops, the non-profit hsa been able to take used parts and refurbish

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